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the debt ceiling. we're about to hit it again, and america may need to borrow more. and on those issues at least for now on chilapitol hill, democra seem to think they have the upper hand. that's it for now. >> thanks so much. >>> last night he describes what he says is to use the debt creel as a pawn in the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> they see the handwriting on the wall and they're going to have to extend it, and if they don't the whole country will see they were willing to tank the entire economy and give everybody the tax break to give people at the top a bonus. where they're just dead wrong, ed, is thinking they're going to gain leverage over this debt ceiling because the american people are not going to stand for republicans turning right around and threatening to destroy the american economy by having the united states default on its debts. >> don't miss "the ed show" 8:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> there are new details about the stunning military operation and the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who heroically gave his life to help save a doctor kidnapped by the taliban. nbc's jim has the sto
in north america. kills me to look at that. >>> two women sue over an extremely public cavity search caught on dash cam. >>> and the instagram controversy gets heat the. >>> and a jail break from 20 stories up. you're watching "first look." [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> some stories making news this morning. there's a huge manhunt under way for two bank robbers who made a daring escape from downtown chicago's high-rise jail. they squeezed through a narrow window and scaled down about 12 stories using a makeshift rope and made their getaway. >>> michigan republican governor rick snyder detailed legislation that would have allowed weapons to be brought into churches, day care centers and schools. snyder says his decision was affected by friday's deadly shootings in connecticut.
the north weakening confederate forces and preserving the united states of america. many slaves of course went to their deaths never experiencing the freedoms espoused in the emancipation proclamation. some are buried here in the african-american national monument. as a major motion picture chronicles the life of america's 16th president, americans are reminded of this shy and lanky illinois lawyer. >> looking at sports. sunday night football, cowboys/redskins. washington captured the nfc east division title for the first time in 13 years as robert griffin iii got the touchdown. >>> indianapolis coach chuck pagano is back with the team. and the quarterback got two touchdowns to beat houston. in other action peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time. passing the lead record set by brett favre. seattle quarterback russell wilson tied peyton manning's record. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. nfl coaches on the chopping include include philadelphia's andy reed after a 4-2 losing season. and norv turner is expected to be cut after missing the playoffs three y
, many of them children, in small town and big cities all across america. victims whose much of the time, their only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time. in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals, to parents and educators. in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. are we really prepared to say that we're powerless? in the face of such carnage. that the politics are too hard. are we prepared to say such violence visited upon on children year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? >>> with the tragedy in connecticut has put the spotlight on mental health in this country. one mother whose far away from connecticut wrote about the issue that touches her own son. >> my name is liza long, i'm the mother of a mentally ill son. i'm calling my son michael, that's not his real name, he's 13 years old, he's bright, he loves harry potter, he is working on a novel. but when he gets a
showdown could be actually allowing the deadline to pass and letting america go over the fiscal cliff. that would allow tax rates to rise on everybody. then congress could come back after the new year and cut taxes on everyone but the wealthy. nbc's mike viqueira has the story. >> reporter: administration optimism for a deal. but only if republicans give in on raising rates for the wealthy. >> you think we'll get a deal by the end of the year? >> i do. the only thing that stands in the way of a deal right now is if a group of republican members decide they're going to block the deal because they want to extend tax cuts. we can't afford for the wealthiest 2% of americans. >> reporter: john boehner dug in. no rate rises on anyone. >> the president's idea of a negotiation is roll over and do what i ask. >> reporter: the opening bid brought the gop leaders by geithner is a nonstarter. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him and said, you can't be serious. >> reporter: included in the offer, $1.6 trillion in new revenue, twice what was on the table in last year's failed grand bargain, and
, here is your first look at some other news going on around america today. four holiday shoppers at a seattle macy's had to be hospitalized when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned. a store employee tells the "seattle times," she just heard screaming and then saw the escalator coming apart. another witness said the mechanical stairs started buckling. the cause is being investigated. >>> in new york state, fire officials are trying figure out what exactly caused this west nyack home to go up in flames so quickly. neighbors reportedly heard an explosion. family members inside the home were luckily able to make it out in time, including a grandmother who had lost her own home during hurricane sandy. >>> employees at a new mexico grocery store were shocked to find a semiautomatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado, and now authorities in both states are working to track down the gun owner and determine if it was involved in any crimes. >>> and finally, in san diego, eh, forget onli
the 24th state in america with a right-to-work law. despite protests of angry union supporters, state lawmakers passed the legislation. this means both private and public workers do not have to pay union fees. and republican governor rick snyder quickly signed the bills, calling them "pro worker" and "pro michigan," but opponents say the move weakens organized labor and will mean lower wages. >>> last night on "politics nation," democratic congressman gary peters of michigan told the reverend al sharpton that governor snyder did an about face on this issue. take a listen. >> it is particularly hard to explain, because we had a governor who repeatedly said that this was not on his agenda, this would be very divisive for our state. he continually said that for a couple years, and then immediately after the election had a really sharp about-face and then just jammed it through without, as you mentioned, without any hearings or public input. i was able to meet with him with other members of the congressional delegation. he sat and listened to us, but he never really responded, and when he
] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. just some disturbing surveillance video here. it was captured moments after shots rang out on the philadelphia subway after the 76ers/bulls game. police say a teen backed out of the train while firing at a bulls fan who was shot in the stomach. a bystander was hit in the leg. both are recovering while police search for that shooter. >>> it was an early christmas gift for some military families in arizona on thursday when 60 soldiers returned from an 11-month deployment to afghanistan. as you can see, plenty of kisses and hugs to go around. well deserved, too. >>> a bizarre medical case in kansas. doctors treating a 7-month-old girl for what they thought was a swollen gland pulled a two-inch feather from her neck. no one knows how it got there but thankfully little maya is now doing just fine and recovering. >>> in jacksonville, florida, one 11-year-old had to endure pregnancy rumors at school for what turned out to be a near 20
: a peaceful capitol hill for another few days. congress is expected to come back later this week as america gets closer to the fiscal cliff. some lawmakers are now calling for a small scale deal as a temporary fix. >> i think it's impossible to get any kind of grand bargain or comprehensive package. i think we're dealing right now with whether or not we can put off the increases in tax rates. that's really all we can deal with right now. >> the house will stand in recess subject to the call of the chair. >> reporter: congress recessed alf republicans rejected house speaker jane bahner's compromise. he proposed letting tax cuts expire for those making over $1 million a year. other republicans say it's time for a deal. >> i agree with him. i don't think we ought to increase taxes on anyone. however, we're now at a point where we're not going to get what we think is right for our economy and our country. >> with congress coming back, the president will also reportedly cut short his holiday vacation in hawaii. democrats hope mr. obama will continue to fight for a complete agreement, not just a
. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> here is our "first look" at some of the other news going on around the country. a brazen car heiss. a texas police dash cam rolled as a handcuffed burglary suspect turned a police vehicle into his get away car. he easily escapes the back see the and gets behind the wheel. he floors it and vanishes. police are still on the hunt for this guy. >>> texas police are also searching for a pair of puppy thieves who raided a pet store. they stole 8 puppies valued at more than $12,000. they expect they'll try to sell the dogs quickly. >>> a maryland homeowner literally saw armed robbers in action but this is not your normal couple. the armed robbery, i guess you could say, was all caught on tape. they avoided the naughty list by later returning frosty. thank goodness. >>> finally, folks in the nation's capitol showed the holiday season is in full swing. standing near the national tree and just south of the white house the national menorah was lit sunday evening to celebrate hanukkah. the j
what has become a massive wave reaching to the halls of congress. >> i think america was looking for ways to demonstrate their grief, caring, empathy. >> reporter: to the other side of the world. >> i just kind of thought, you know, if this makes someone smile, that's a pretty good thing. >> reporter: as more and more people shared their good deeds online, they inspired others. teachers challenged their students. in rhode island, ashley prugh's class is collecting food and books for underprivileged. >> they by far exceeded anything i could have expected. >> reporter: after giving hand warmers to her bus driver, stephanie challenged her co-workers to do something, too. now the social media director at chicago's w. hotel, is sharing each of their acts of kindness on the company's facebook page. >> we have so many employees and so many people can do good things and hopefully other people will pick up on it and pass it on. >> reporter: adding to an unexpected surge of good will. there's no telling how far it can go. >> amazing. that was nbc's carl quintilla. >>> jessica simpson addre
on around america. out west, the tragic connecticut shooting inspired an astounding number of gun owners to turn in their firearms. over two days police in oakland and san francisco received 596 guns, $200 cash was given for each gun until the cash reserve ran out forcing organizers to hand out vouchers. >>> illinois authorities charged 22 fraternity brothers with hazing crimes connected to the death of a northern illinois university freshman. 19-year-old david bogenburger died after taking part in a drinking ritual. his blood alcohol level was 0.8. >>> and michigan rescue crews rushed to save a man who fell 30 feet inside a water tower. the man suffered two broken arms and a broken nose but was hoisted safely out of the tank after spend two hours inside. >>> in sports, victor cruz on shooting victim jack pinto. cruz wrote jack pinto's name on his shoes calling him my hero after the game he talked about how he felt. >> it was emotional, man. i was fighting back tears to do it. it felt good to honor a family that was going through so much. no words to describe the type of feeling you get
... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >>> welcome back. this video gave us a chuckle. monkeys at a japanese zoo have found a new way to combat the cold, sitting around the campfire. monkeys flock to get their hands on the warm treats. >>> well the most pirated movie of 2012 is probably one you haven't seen, high school party project x, was illegally downloaded. runner-up includes mission impossible ghost protocol. >>> katie holmes' broadway show dead accounts, the show is closing seven weeks ahead of show. >>> academy award voting is online for the first time. a spokesman for the academy said issues are arising because members keep forgetting their pads words. >>> fontella bass has died at the age of 72. >>> finally, dallas star larry hagman will be appearing posthumous posthumous posthumously,
more. going over the fiscal cliff could cost america jobs. >> we're only expanding 2% right now. it needs to be considerably higher to bring more people off unemployment. >> reporter: for the jobless, president obama is asking congress for millions more. and more on the president's plan which will pitch to governors today largely spares social security and medicare. >> tracie potts for us in washington, thank you. >>> now to the crisis in syria. new reports that the white house and its allies are weighing military options to secure syria's chemical and biological weapons. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton both issued warnings to syria monday after intelligence picked up signs the assad regime might be making preparations of some kind with its large stockpile of chemical weapons. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable.
days left until america goes off that fiscal cliff, tensions are rising. house speaker john boehner is warning his fellow republicans not to make any christmas plans and tea party conservatives are in no mood to negotiate on tax hikes. >> i tell them come to me after you've gotten rid of all the spending. come to me when you get rid of the $3 million you spent last year to watch monkeys on methamphetamine. come to me after you pay for the money you spent on watching a robotic squirrel. >> tracie potts is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. no movement to report in the fiscal cliff. we can tell that you across the country mayors and governors are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact back home. there's growing angst on capitol hill over the fiscal cliff. >> figure it out. >> it's really time to get serious. >> reporter: mayors are getting nervous. >> congress needs to act immediately. >> reporter: and the public is worried. in our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll, 70% of democrats and 59% of republicans urge compromise. the country is evenly split over wheth
on around america. we begin with breaking news on a bank robbing duo's chicago prison break. one of them was caught thursday night. connolly is still being hunted. >>> a dramatic rescue saved three people from burning inside a fiery wreck. two florida officers and a good samaritan sprung into action after a collision caused a car to burst into flames. the shattered the windows and pulled each of the occupants safely from the vehicle. >>> to alabama where downed trees destroyed homes and scattered debris after an ef-1 tornado touched down in mobile. it left devastating damage at businesses like this mercedes dealership where several cars were destroyed. >>> a former tennessee marine is risking criminal charges to protect his children from violence. the honorably discharged serviceman is wearing his uniform while standing guard. for now he is ignoring the order and continues to wear his military uniform. >>> and finally, to norfolk, virginia, where thousands are home for the holidays. friends and family were on hand to celebrate. the service members will have at least a couple of months of
at some of the other news going on in america now. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed early sunday. they went the wrong way on a highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condition. authorities believe alcohol was involved. >>> residents of one community in north carolina have started a new holiday tradition placing 26 candle lit bags along their street to honor the 26 victims killed in the newtown, connecticut, shooting. the organizer says she plans to make it an annual event. >>> and it was a happy reunion between a phoenix woman and her best friend kane, a siberian husky went missing from his backyard around nine months ago, possibly after being stolen, and then somehow ended up in oregon. but thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and pals dwarfed the competition at the box office for a second straight week. "the hobbit: an unexpected journey," r
goxarelto.com. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america. >>> a brave customer leaped into action when an armed gunman held up a washington convenience store. the bystander attacked the would-be robber and slammed him to the ground. he and a store employee held down the suspect until the police arrived. >>> in north carolina tea party group is drawing outrage for raffling two guns, including an ar-15 assault rifle similar to the one used in last week's connecticut school shooting. >> what made us decide to go through with it is because the left, once again, is trying to dominate the conversation. >> the group says the fund-raiser was scheduled before the sandy hook shootings. >>> two deadly and massive wrecks, first to texas where a major dust storm along interstate 27 caused five crashes and killed one person. 45 mile-an-hour wind gusts reduced visibility in some areas to zero. >>> and next to new york, where one person was culled in a pileup involving 37 cars on a long island highway. officials believe the multivehicle collision began when a tractor-t
"first look" at some of the other news around america. we begin with a high-speed chase through houston. the hair-raising pursuit went across a highway and through several neighborhoods before the suspected truck thief made a run for it. his attempt to escape was quickly shut down by a canine unit and other officers. >>> next to alabama, where a powerful christmas night tornado was caught by surveillance cameras outside of a walgreens store. look at that. the ef-2 twister hit mobile with 135-mile-per-hour winds and carved a path of destruction that left widespread damage. governor robert bentley will tour the area today. >>> a candlelight vigil was held for two upstate new york firefighters killed in an ambush on christmas eve. william spangler set his home on fire, killed his sister and shot four members of the responding crew before turning the gun on himself. the two surviving firefighters say they're humbled and a bit overwhelmed by the outpouring of support they've received. the two men are now listed in satisfactory condition. >>> a celebration of african-american culture marked t
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